The recently released LEGO® Botanical Collection has certainly got a lot of people excited about having a bunch of flowers on their shelf that won’t require water to to keep them looking fresh and colourful. But, One thing became apparent to me: Being able to arrange them in a vase is just as important.
There are so many ways in which flowers can be displayed, as my Mum’s collection of vases demonstrated the other day. But, when your flowers are going to live forever, you perhaps shouldn’t remove the valuable glassware from circulation permanently. And so I would like to launch my first competition for the year:
Build a vase, using LEGO bricks to suit LEGO Flowers: builds can be real or digital, and should suit the LEGO Flower Bouquet. You don’t need a copy of the set to enter. Digital entries should be rendered as .jpg or .png files.
The vase should be at least 15 cm high, to support the 32 stud long Technic axle used as a stem for many of the Flowers in the 10820 Flower Bouquet set, and have an opening suitable for placing flowers within. Entries will be judged on their design, use of colour, and fitness for purpose.
You can submit your entries here, via Airtable. You may submit up to 2 photographs per entry. Individuals may submit up to 3 entries, but will only be eligible to win one prize.
entries are now open and will close at 24:00 UTC on Sunday, January 31 2021.
Thanks to the AFOL Engagement team at the LEGO Group, I’d like to offer the complete LEGO Botanicals range as a major prize (Subject to availability – otherwise, a prize pool to equivalent value from LEGO.com will be offered.)
First Prize: 10280 Flower Bouquet; 10281 Bonsai Tree; 40460 Roses and 40461 Tulips. Already own all of these sets? I’m sure we can reach some arrangement that will make entering still worth your while!
Second Prize: Choice of 10280 Flower Bouquet or 10281 Bonsai Tree; 40460 Roses and 40461 Tulips
Third Prize: 10280 Flower Bouquet or 10281 Bonsai Tree.
In the event of prizes not being available from Lego.com at the time of judging, alternative prizes of equivalent value shall be arranged.
Entries should be original, and built for the purposes of this competition, and not previously displayed online. For further details and fine print, be sure to check out our General Terms and Conditions.
I am excited to see the ideas that you come up with: Big, small, wide, narrow, patterned or plain.
If flowers are not your scene, and you would rather look at being creative with the Bonsai Tree, why not check out this contest being run by our friends over at Brickset.com through to Sunday, the 31st of January.
If you have any questions, comment below, and until next time,